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Top 10 Personal Trainers near Mount Vernon, NY

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Graeme is my personal trainer. He helps to keep me motivated. He knows just the right amount of push to help me achieve my goals."

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 71 reviews
4.9
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
"I had my first session with Gregory last night and it was one of the most positive work out experiences I've ever had! I was a bit nervous coming into it as I'd never worked out with a personal trainer before (and I let him know I was nervous), but he completely put me at ease and made it a fun, great work out. I already have fitness goals in place and am very excited for the next session- despite it being at 7 AM!"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I began Keep Moving Fitness with a major spinal injury sustained in the military. This injury had been limiting me substantially from staying actively fit for nearly two years after the incident; The techniques & workouts Peter Gesswein had introduced to me, along with being my personal trainer along the way has miraclulsly healed the pain and has Increased my strength, mobility, and stamina more than any physical therapist or personal trainer I've ever worked with. The professionalism, knowledge,experience, and guaranteed growth in fitness and personal health has guaranteed Keep Moving Fitness and Mr. Gesswein as the only business I'll ever work with in the fitness industry. "

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I've trained with countless personal trainers out in NJ, VA, and here in NYC from private gyms (90 Second fitness) to public gyms ( Equinox, NYSC, LA fitness, Balleys, Mid City, MPHC, and Synergy) specifically for sprinting, fat loss, proper technique, and for other miscellaneous goals so I feel confident in my following assessment of Emmanuel George (a.k.a. Manny). I've attended approximately 10 private training lessons with Manny so far and found his style both enjoyable in terms of keeping the mood upbeat and feeling positive, while still providing a supremely intense work out along with solid technical and engaging feedback that would improve my workout and performance. I'm a stickler for proper posture and technique so I found it refreshing to see that Manny knew his stuff. I also appreciate the fact that he is extremely punctual, flexible, and accommodating with his scheduling. Manny has trained me at my gym, at his private gym, and even Central Park. And so far, he has arrived on time, with an infecting cheerful spirit, and prepared with all the equipment and with a mapped out workout plan already in mind. I really dislike it when other trainers just 'wing it' on the spot; fortunately for me, Manny shows much more initiative than that. Manny is one of the most patient, well-trained, highly skilled, reliable, and experienced personal trainers in the NYC Area. Not only does he offer extremely competitive rates and packages, but he is also extremely knowledgeable with mixed martial arts, free weights, and calisthenics. My initial goal when first starting with Manny was to just get back on a regular workout routine. However, I've already noticed substantial muscle gain, toner body, fat loss, and a much stronger core. Whatever Manny's workouts are doing for my body, it's definately working. As aforementioned, I've taken privates and group classes elsewhere, but they pale in comparison to Manny. He carries a commendable etiquette and professional and a great personality; he doesn't rush or blaze through the techniques and session with frustration and ignorance as others have with me. He even offers to take your body fat and mass stats and a diet plan. So all in all, I highly recommend seeing Manny whether you are an absolute beginner new to working out or an avid athlete with targeted goals. Keep up the good work Emmanuel! Best, SC."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Ian is a true professional! Always working with me to train around my busy schedule. He is very structured and dedicated to people's time. His follow up skills and care to your plan is what we all look for in personal trainers. During my sessions he is motivational and committed to my goals. He is truly a people person and cares about my success. Ian has changed my perspective on working out in a postive manner. 😀"

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"It has been a great experience, hiring Olivier as my personal trainer. was the best treat I gave to myself. Aside from just training me, he provided me with a nutrition plan, which was a bonus for me, and helped my process. I would definitely continue working with him."

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Where do I begin, Manny is one of, if not, the best personal trainers around. Manny first approached me a few months before I decided to start training with him. I was reluctant and nervous at first since I had never trained with anyone before and was unsure of what to expect. Manny is very passionate about what he does; he is honest, personable, knowledgeable, dedicated, very professional and not to mention funny. I've been training with Manny 2 times a week since May 2017. Not only is he all in with me during our sessions, but he also provides me workouts to do on my own on the days that we do not meet. He has helped me to become more comfortable in a gym environment and excited to workout. He continues to help me tremendously and motivates me to be the best that I can be. My whole lifestyle and mind set has changed for the better. I owe it all to Manny. I am in the best shape of my life and am getting stronger every day. Not only has my body been transformed for the better. I am no longer reluctant, but excited to train with Manny and to see how much better I will get as our sessions continue. I am grateful for how much Manny pushes me to reach my potential. He is always making sure that I am okay after every exercise. I have learned so much that I am at the point where I can now spot if someone is in the wrong form or doing an exercise incorrectly. Manny is a true professional who cares about you and your results. I not only consider him my personal trainer, but also a friend. If you are looking to better yourself and get results with a compassionate, skilled, all-around great guy, I highly recommend you contact Manny ASAP. 😊"

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
"Ez is a great personal trainer. He is very personal, relaxed, and knowledgeable about training and how to bring the best out of his clients. I definitely recommend anyone who want to get in shape work with Ez to get your perfect body shape!"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Sam is one of a kind. So motivating and knowledgeable! I highly recommend her services to those looking for a GREAT personal trainer. Five stars all the way. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟"

$50

estimated cost

4.5
from 10 reviews
4.5
(10)
  • 28 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"working with Gloria as an aerobics instructor and as a personal trainer was the greatest experience I’ve ever had she’s fun and energetic and very personable I would recommend her to my friends family and even the patients that I work with I look forward to my next session can’t wait to go back I had such a good work out A whole lot of fun and I’m already getting compliments from people on my body"

$75

estimated cost

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Is kickboxing hard?

Kickboxing is as intense a workout as you want it to be. As with any fitness regimen, the more effort you put in, the more results you will get. The type of kickboxing you do will determine how physically challenging it is. Combat or self-defense kickboxing, where you train in a martial arts studio with sandbags or spar against combat partners, can be an intense physical workout. Group kickboxing classes that use sandbags as part of the workout will also elevate the degree of intensity, because of the level of exertion punching and kicking the bag requires. Cardio kickboxing group fitness, which employ kicking and punching moves but no sandbags, has comparable intensity to jogging but works a wider range of muscles while increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. Here are some of the core kickboxing moves:

  • Cross: A straight punch that you throw slightly across your body, using your dominant hand.
  • Jab: A quick, straight, face punch. Usually thrown with the non-dominant hand.
  • Uppercut: A punch thrown up from the midsection (using either hand) that connects with the underside of your opponent’s chin.
  • Hook: A curved punch (using either hand) that connects with your competitor’s jaw or chin.
  • Side kick: A kick delivered when your competitor is at an angle to you. Raise your leg to the side, then bend at the knee to deliver the kick.
  • Front kick: A kick delivered straight on while you are facing your opponent.
  • Roundhouse kick: A kick delivered by swinging a leg up in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion (depending on which leg you’re using) with momentum to strike the opponent with the instep of the foot.

What should you wear to kickboxing?

What you wear to kickboxing can vary based on the setting. For kickboxing group fitness classes that are part of a gym’s cardio class schedule, standard fitness attire is appropriate. Athletic sneakers, pants or shorts that you can comfortably kick in without getting tangled or flashing anyone, and a top that allows for easy movement when punching and jabbing are all good choices. You won’t need protective gear or gloves, as most cardio-based kickboxing classes do not use punching bags.

Kickboxing training that takes place at a martial arts studio typically requires protective gear. You may need boxing gloves (beginners may want 12-ounce or heavier gloves for more cushioning) and hand wraps that protect and support your hands under the gloves while you punch the bag. If your kickboxing training includes sparring with opponents, you’ll need a mouthguard and any protective head and body gear your studio requires. Always be sure to bring plenty of water, too.

What is a boot camp class?

Fitness boot camps are a heart-pounding way to boost your fitness level. Boot camps are led by a fitness instructor and are based on the concept of military boot camps — intensive workout programs to get new recruits into shape, quickly. Fitness boot camps encourage camaraderie, and the group momentum helps participants get through fast-paced intervals of cardio, isometric training, strength training and endurance drills. Classes may range anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and usually meet multiple days per week. Boot camps often run a specific duration of time, say four to six weeks, which creates a team-like environment for class members. Other boot camps run year-round and students purchase package pricing for classes, similar to subscriptions that allow them a set amount of classes per week or per month.

Boot camps can be held indoors at a gym, outdoors in a park or on a beach, in a backyard — anywhere there’s room for running, jumping and sweating. Some instructors also provide DVD and online boot camps. You can also find boot camps tailored to your heart’s desire, such as bikini boot camp, or boot camps for new mothers. Boot camps offer an intense workout and are usually led by energetic instructors pushing you to do your best, but unlike military boot camp drill sergeants, fitness boot camp instructors typically don’t use intimidation or punishment to spur you on. Check with your doctor before starting a boot camp if you have health concerns, and always let your instructor know ahead of time if you have injuries.

What do you need for kickboxing?

What you need to bring to kickboxing depends on where you are working out and what your goals are. For a gym or fitness club’s cardio-based group kickboxing class that does not use punching bags, you generally need only appropriate workout gear and enough water. For kickboxers who are training in a martial arts studio, working one-on-one with a trainer toward a specific goal or sparring with competitors, you will need your own boxing gloves (12- to 16-ounce gloves provide more protection for beginners) and hand wraps (to protect and support your hands under the gloves, as well as keep them dry). If your lessons are in a martial arts studio, you may not be permitted to wear shoes, so bring clean socks if you don’t like to go barefoot. If your training includes sparring, you may be required to wear a mouthguard and/or protective headgear. Whether you’re in a group fitness class or hardcore training session, bring a sweat towel for your comfort and the comfort of people around you.

How much is a boot camp?

The cost of fitness boot camps depends on how often you go, the package you are purchasing (or if you are paying a drop-in fee), the location of the bootcamp, the equipment the instructors provide, and the background and reputation of the instructor. Smaller towns and areas with a lower cost of living typically have lower rates for boot camp services than big cities and regions with a higher cost of living. If you’re paying per class on a drop-in basis, expect to pay anywhere from $12 to $25 or more, depending on the region and the instructor. When you purchase a package of classes, typically the more you buy at one time, the cheaper each class is. The same boot camp class might be $20 for a drop-in student, $15 for a student who pays for 10 classes per month, and $10 for a student who pays for 30 classes a month. Studio space can also affect costs, so if your boot camp takes place in a high-end gym with top-of-the-line equipment, the prices will likely be higher than a class that meets in an outdoor space with limited or no equipment. Shop around to find the right type of boot camp class and the right instructor for you.

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